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before and happier times than this. but as americans we stand by our friends in good times and in bad, no matter what. so on behalf of the american people, i want to once again express our deepest condolences to you and all of the people of france for the heinous attacks
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we're here today to declare that the united states and france stand united in total solidarity to deliver justice to these terrorists and those who sent them and to defend our nations. in that spirit with heavy but strong hearts, i welcome you here today. francois, with your understanding, my statement today will be a little longer than usual. i've been traveling and this is an important moment for our nations and for the world. this barbaric terrorist group, isil or daesh and its murderous ideology, poses serious threat to all of kus. it cannot be tolerated, it must be destroyed and we must do it together. this is the unity of purpose that brings us here today. on your visit here last year you
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said that the french love america. well, we love the french. sometimes we americans are too shy to say so, but we're not feeling shy today. we americans love france because we dedicate ourselves to the same ideals that all people deserve life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. france is our oldest ally. you helped us win our independence. we helped liberate france from fascism. we owe our freedom to each other. we love france for your spirit and your culture. since the attacks americans have recalled their own visits to paris, visiting the eiffel tower, walk along the seine. we know these places. they're part of our memories, woven in to the fabric of our lives and our culture.
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people for the hospitality they have always shown me. and when they welcomed michelle and our daughters to the first witt of the city of lights. by my bed in the residence is a picture of me and michelle in luxembourg gardens kissing. those are the memories we have of paris, as early on i had no gray hair. so when tragedy struck that evening, our hearts broke too. that stadium and concert hall and those restaurants andj we see our own. in the face of the french people we see ourselves. that's why so many americans have embraced the blue, white and red and that's why americans had candlelight vigils joined
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forget ten how the french people stood with us after 9/11 and today we stand with you. [speaking french] it's been noted that the terrorists did not direct their attacks against the french government or military, rather they focused their violence on the very@! spirit of france. by extension on all liberal democracies. this was an attack on our free and open societies where people come together to celebrate and sing and compete. in targeting venues where people come together from around the world, killing citizens of nearly 20 countries, including american, this was an attack on the very idea that people of different races and religions and backgrounds can live together in peace. in short, this was not only a
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world's great cities, it was an attack against the world itself. it's the same madness that has slaughtered the innocent from nigeria to the sinai, from lebanon to iraq. it is a scourge that threatens all of us. and that's why for more than a year the united states, france and our coalition of some 65 nations have been united in one mission: to destroy these isil terrorists and defeat their vialk`-h today president obama hollande progress. more than 8,000 airstrikes combined with local partners on the ground have pushed isil back from territory in both iraq and today president hollande and i agree our nations must do even more together. u.s. assistance has supported
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recent french strikes in syria and we're going to keep stepping up t coordination. as we saw with the attack in molly, the terrorist threat goes beyond isis. we're working together with france to root out terrorist networks in africa. we'll do more to prevent attacks at home. the united states will continue to share quick information with france and with the wake of threats in belgium that they need to ramp up a additional efforts to prevent the flow of foreign terrorist fighters. as part of that i'm
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agreement to share information to do more to stop terrorists from entering our countries. regarding the broader crisis in syria, russia strikes against moderate eaton rapids jam. russia could play a more constructive role if it were to shift the focus of its strikes to defeating isis. the best way to bring peace syria is through the principals of vienna which require cease fire and a
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unite the syrian people from terrorist. finally we understand one of our greatest weapon social security the strength and resilience of our people. here i want speak directly to the american people. what happened in paris is truly horrific. i understand the people worry something similar could happen here. i want you to know that we will continue to do everything in our power to defend our nation. since 9/11 we've taken extraordinary measures to control our homeland security.
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every hour, every day for our security. they will not stop. they're the best in the world. it's not just our security professionals who will defeat isis and other terrorists groove groups. we have a role to play in how we respond to threats. groups like isis cannot defeat us on the battlefield. they try to terrorize at home against soft targets, innocent people. even as we're vigilant we cannot and will not surveillance come to fear -- summerville come to fear -- fall to fear. we cannot give them the victory to change how we go about living our
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americans are resilient. we mourned the lives lost at fort hood, the boston marathon, at chattanooga, but we did not waiver. our communities have come together. we've gone to ball games, concerts, we've gone shopping and we're vigilant. we take precautions, but we go about our business. for those who want to harm us, our actions have shown we have too much resolve and too much character. americans will not be terrorized. i say all this because another part of being
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terrorists like isis is our two great republics and that religion and equality before the law. there have been times in history where we have failed to uphold our highest ideals and it has been to our lasting regret. we must uphold our ideals now. each of us, all of us must show that america is strengthened by people of every faith and every background. related to this, i want to note under the president of france, he plans to welcome
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refugees go through two years of background checks. nobody in america goes through more screening than refugees. our humanitarian duty to help desperate refugees and our duty to our security, those duties go hand and hand. on the statute of liberty, a gift from the people of france. they are words we know so well. give me your tired, your poor, your huddled math thinks yearning to be free, that's the spirit that makes us american and the spirit that binds us to france and that's the spirit we needed to. in closing, i want to salute the people of paris for showing the
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world how to stay strong in the face of terrorist. even as they grieve, returning to cafes, going to stadiums to cheer for their teams, in crowds gathered. in the samurai including a children, she said to let them see we will not be afraid. paris will always be paris and next week i will be be joining the the president there and world leaders in paris for the global climate conference. what a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be be deterred in building a better future for
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so my fellow americans, let's remember we faced greater threats of life before., the first world war, the second, a long cold war. each and every time we have prevailed because our lives are stronger because we stay united. even as we are relentless in the face of evil, we draw among ourselves. it will be no different this time. make no mistake, we will win and groups like isis will lose and standing with allies like france we will continue to show the world the
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god bless the united states of america, mr. president. ladies and gentlemen, please allow first and for most barry for the solidarity he has shown immediately as we found out about the terror attacks. he was the first one to call me. it was very late in france, 2:00 a.m. when that call from the president of the united states. he has expressed his solidarity for france and his emotion and on that night he meant to tell me that the united states stood by france, that the help that could be provided to france
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had a joint duty to pull our forces together and fight terrorism. i do not forget that the -- masses that the american people in the last few days. all of candles in places that represent france here in the united states, our national anthem sung in an official ceremony. it is
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but you felt france. our people stood together and shared emotion and the same willingness to stand for freedom. we are not two similar people. we each have our own history, our own culture, our own background, but we share the same trust, the same faith in freedom. it is on the 13th of november, france for what it is, the country which we consider unique in the world because france seek trs world. it came under attack for what it stands for, for its culture, our way of living, as well as our
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values, our principles, but by targeting france the terrorist, murders, who are targeting the world in these restaurants in these cafes, as well as the concert venue. they were men and women, most of them young who came from 20 countries at least and they shared the same pa passion for life and that's the reason why they were pleasuredded. my thoughts are with the franz families of young american student mr. gonzalez who came to share a moment of culture and joy. my thought goes to the american band that was playing.
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that occasion were together to bring them together and they were hit by terrorists. we are facing the terror group which organizes itself on the territory. they have substantial resources. they're thriving on smuggling, drugs, human being andesines the beginning of the year, they hit with president obama today we want to
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all to share our determination to fight terrorism everywhere and anywhere. we demand to tell the world that we will not allow those who want to destroy what we've built. we will not allow them to--do it, to -- to do it., to destroy what we've been generation after generation. we need a joint response. france and the united states stand together to bring that joint response. militarily it is about destroying them wherever they are, taking out their finances,hunting down their leaders, dismantling their network and taking back the land they try to control. we
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obama and myself to fill up our strikes to broaden our scope, to strengthen our intelligence sharing regarding the targets we must aim at. the priority is to take back collocations in syria. it is also a matter of urgency to close the borders between turkey and syria and prevent terrorists from crossing the board ore and coming to europe and other places and place such terrible attacks. we will work together with our partners in iraq and support all of those fighting on the ground. the aim is to make sure these forces can
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countries that are willing to act militarily to destroy these attacks. this is what france is currently doing, we have an aircraft carrier in the east of the med tear yan -- mediterranean. in addition we have been provided assistancetaint of iraqi fighters within in the coalition. both president obama and myself have strengthened our
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night of the attacks and i would like to commend everything that is being done so that intelligence and information available can be used to tackle terrorists and to follow their movement so that we prevent them from doing what they want to. beyond syria, what they want is somehow to spread fear everywhere so that we doubt, so are exactly contrary to what we want rights, that being said, we have to defend ourselves and use intelligence. we're working on incredible political transitions in syria and i commend the work done by
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minister ann kerry to agree a time line that will enable a cease fire as quickly as possible because we cannot imagine the sir yanns getting together, gathering around the leader who is responsible for the most of 3,000 deaths in a few years, so the government of unity is required, but that must lead to his departure. the sir yann crisis is directly related to europe given the threats but also because there are million of refugees fleeing. if we were
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betray what we are. this is the reason why i reject identifying migration and terrorism. at the same time we must control the borders. today, people are risking their lives to flee when they travel between turkey and greece. it is together with turkey we must find a way refugees can stay close to their country of origin and we need to make sure the checks are implemented at the border. on
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moscow and we will work with russia if they work against isis and if russia fully commits to the political solution in syria. this is what we want to do. we want to gather all countries, all those who are willing to find and implement political solutions in syria. we do not want to exclude anyone, but we want to make sure this coalition will eradicate terror.? lastly, next week on monday we will be approximate hosting in paris a climate conference. i certainly could not imagine that this conference would be taking place
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the same time, there cannot be any better symbol or response, paris where the attacks took place, measures in terms of security, protections as well as defending our values, there is no greater symbol than holding this 157 heads in government. never before did france host so many leaders of the international community. they're come k to work and find the -- coming to work and find the right
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gases so our children can live better and many are coming to express their support to freedom, to the fight against extremism. that's radical iz lam, which is becoming dangerous. yes, all of them are coming no matter their background, no matter their religion, their convictions, to with the same words, life, yes, simply life. this is the reason why i'm very pleased that president obama will allow us to succeed. i commend his recent statements over the past few weeks and month and the commitment he's made in the name
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of the united states as with well as the name of the world. it was very important that one of the most powerful countries in the world if not the most powerful and therefore with the highest levels of omissions could also be there to face history. what we'll be doing early next week in paris means we can continue to live as well as protect our lives and prepare that of all children. france and the united states given their history and the founding values of our nations, we both have that duty to act as a matter of urgency against


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